by Joshua Hurtado
Anon(ymous) is a Modern-esque retelling of the Greek epic Odyssey. The production started with an immediate air of unnerving eeriness and left me refreshingly on edge nearly the entire time; it’s dark, but not without its moments of comedy. Every scene was a clever jolt of shock, by transitioning from grim seriousness to dark comedy. Fans of dark comedy will have the best time, yet also there is something everyone can enjoy. I, myself had no prior idea of what to expect and at none of my time was spent in disappointment. As a whole, Anon(ymous) is bizarre and fantastic.
I was accompanied for the night by our own campus’ Theatre Club, who made great company- a really fun group. They were sure to give me the insider view of the production and were incredibly helpful in my understanding of the stage effects. The see-through silken sheets acted as a sort of screen- something I have never seen used in such a way; if you pay close enough attention you can even smell the sunscreen, the curry, the jasmine. The set offered many surprises- it can take you from a small alley and transport you to cavernous halls. By about the end of act one there was already thunderous applause. The talent our campus brings together is superb, from the technical feats, to set designs, and the actors themselves.
Now, I don’t want to give it all away. Take advantage of the week of November 21st, it will be the closing weekend for the production.
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